Pascaline Dupas is a development economist whose scholarship focuses on policies aimed at reducing global poverty. She became the new Faculty Director of the Stanford King Center on Global Development on September 1, 2020.
Dupas, a professor in the Department of Economics and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI), received a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship and was named the Best French Economist in 2015 by Le Monde. She focuses her research on identifying scalable programs and policies to improve the well-being of low income households in low income countries.
Among other things, she has conducted experiments throughout Africa to determine how best to price, target, and distribute essential health products, measuring the most effective ways to curb malaria, teenage pregnancy, and HIV infection.
Dupas received her PhD in economics from the Paris School of Economics and joined the economics department at Dartmouth as an assistant professor in 2006. She was named an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2008, and came to Stanford three years later as an assistant professor. She was awarded tenure as an associate professor in 2014, and became a full professor in 2019.
Dupas is a fellow of the Econometric Society; an affiliate and board member of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL); a fellow at Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD); a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); and an affiliate of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).
She is a past editor of the Journal of Development Economics, and currently sits on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics; and American Economic Review: Insights.